North Dakota Softball POY: Brittany Rheault

North Dakota Softball POY: Brittany Rheault

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North Dakota Softball POY: Brittany Rheault

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THE WINNER: Brittany Rheault

THE BASICS

School: West Fargo (N.D.)
Grade: Junior
Position: RHP/OF
Height: 5-foot-3

Athletic achievement: She led the Packers (25-2) to their 16th straight Class A state championship this past season. Rheault posted a 14-1 record in the circle with one save, a 0.96 ERA and 152 strikeouts in 95 innings pitched. At the plate, she batted .395 with two home runs, 23 runs scored and 27 RBI. The two-time All-Eastern Dakota Conference selection fired a three-hit shutout with 16 strikeouts in a 1-0 win over Bishop Ryan (Minot, N.D.) in the Class A state title game.

Academic excellence: Rheault has maintained a 3.54 GPA.

Exemplary character: The editor of the West Fargo High student newspaper, she has volunteered locally with a literacy-outreach program and Big Brothers Big Sisters Fargo in addition to donating her time as a certified LPGA golf instructor.

THE PRAISE

“On the mound Brittany was probably the best in North Dakota,” said Kevin Ziegler, head coach of Century (Bismarck, N.D.). “We had a radar gun on her at the state tournament and she was clocking consistently above 60 mph. That is excellent for a high school pitcher. She also has complete control of four pitches.”

THE FUTURE: Rheault will be a senior next year.

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